Notable Online: 7/26–8/1

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Sunday 7/26: Camilla Läckberg presents The Golden Cage. Community Bookstore via Zoom, 2 p.m. EDT, free.

Monday 7/27: Zadie Smith presents Intimations: Six Essays with Vinson Cunningham. Greenlight via Zoom, 6 p.m. EDT, free.

William Deresiewicz presents The Death of the Artist: How Creators Are Struggling to Survive in the Age of Billionaires and Big Tech. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Jean Kyoung Frazier presents Pizza Girl and talks with Alice Sola Kim. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Tuesday 7/28: Porochista Khakpour, Meredith Talusan, and Justin Taylor join The Antibody reading series with host Brian Gresko. Zoom and YouTube, 8 p.m. EDT, free.

Michelle Bowdler presents Is Rape a Crime?: A Memoir, an Investigation, and a Manifesto. Harvard Bookstore via CrowdCast, 7 p.m. EDT, $3 suggested.

Lynne Thompson joins the Cobalt Poets reading series. Zoom, 7:30 p.m. PDT, free.

Zoë Hitzig and George Abraham join the Further Notice Reading series with Teresa Dzieglewicz. Zoom, 8 p.m. CST, free.

Kiley Reid presents Such a Fun Age and Sameer Pandya presents Members Only. A Cappella Books via CrowdCast, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Alice Wong presents Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century. Facebook, 7 p.m. CDT, free.

Aimee Bender presents The Butterfly Lampshade with Sarah Shun-lien Bynum. Skylight Books via CrowdCast, 6:30 p.m. PDT, free.

Sarah Weinman talks with Casey Cep about Unspeakable Acts: True Tales of Crime, Murder, Deceit, and Obsession. Books Are Magic, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Wednesday 7/29: Alec Karakatsanis presents Usual Cruelty: The Complicity of Lawyers in the Criminal Injustice System with Tiffany Sizemore. White Whale Books via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Peter L’Official presents Urban Legends: The South Bronx in Representation and Ruin. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Mary Robinette Kowal presents The Relentless Moon: A Lady Astronaut Novel. Facebook, 7 p.m. CDT, free.

Spencer Wolff talks with Nyuol Lueth Tong about The Fire in His Wake. Powerhouse Arena via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Christina Chiu and Pam Houston discuss Beauty and Deep Creek: Finding Hope in the High Country. Harvard Bookstore via CrowdCast, 7 p.m. EDT, $3 suggested.

Melissa Valentine talks with Ingrid Rojas Contreras about The Names of All the Flowers. Skylight Books via Crowdcast, 5:30 p.m. PDT, free.

Thursday 7/30: Juli Delgado Lopera presents Fiebre Tropical with Michelle Tea. Skylight Books via Crowdcast, 6:30 p.m. PT, free.

Michelle Bowdler presents Is Rape a Crime?: A Memoir, an Investigation, and a Manifesto with Grace Talusan. Greenlight via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Sara Faith Alterman presents Let’s Never Talk about This Again. Harvard Bookstore via CrowdCast, 7 p.m. EDT, $3 suggested.

Sara Rauch, Kate Sheeran Swed, and Traci Skuce read from their new story collections. Zoom, 8 p.m. PDT, free.

Blake Butler presents Alice Knott. A Cappella Books via Zoom, 8 p.m. EDT, free.

Esther Kinsky talks with Claire-Louise Bennett about Grove: A Field Novel. Brookline Booksmith via Zoom, 5 p.m. EDT, free.

Stephen Graham Jones joins the Readings by Writers series. Zoom, 5 p.m. EDT, free.

Molly Howes presents A Good Apology: Four Steps to Make Things Right. Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Karolina Waclawiak presents Life Events with Isaac Fitzgerald. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Friday 7/31: Jessica Q. Stark presents Savage Pageant and discusses craft at The Writers Center. Zoom, 5 p.m. EDT, free.

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Ian MacAllen's fiction has appeared in 45th Parallel Magazine, Little Fiction, Vol 1. Brooklyn, Joyland Magazine, and elsewhere and nonfiction has appeared in Chicago Review of Books, The Negatives, Electric Literature, Fiction Advocate, and elsewhere. He is the Deputy Editor of The Rumpus, holds an MA in English from Rutgers University, tweets @IanMacAllen and is online at IanMacAllen.com. More from this author →